dory

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noun do·ry \ˈdȯr-ē\

Definition of dory

plural

dories

  1. :  a flat-bottomed boat with high flaring sides, sharp bow, and deep V-shaped transom

Origin and Etymology of dory

Miskito dóri dugout


First Known Use: 1709


DORY Defined for English Language Learners

dory

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noun

Definition of dory for English Language Learners

  • : a boat that has a flat bottom and high sides and that is used especially for fishing


DORY Defined for Kids

dory

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noun do·ry \ˈdȯr-ē\

Definition of dory for Students

plural

dories

  1. :  a boat with a flat bottom, high sides that flare out, and a sharp bow



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